Soaring Guidance
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THIS SOARING FORECAST IS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018:

   HEIGHT OF THE -3 THERMAL INDEX............ 7591 FT MSL (3365 FT AGL)
   MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF THERMALS................ 9500 FT MSL (5274 FT AGL)
   FIRST USEABLE LIFT........................ 71.3 F/21.8 C
   FORECAST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE.............. 75.0 F/24.3 C
   MAXIMUM RATE OF LIFT...................... 0 FT/MIN (0.0 M/S)
   THERMAL SOARING INDEX..................... POOR

TIME OF TRIGGER TEMPERATURE.................. 1130 MDT
TIME OF OVERDEVELOPMENT...................... NONE
MIDDLE/HIGH CLOUDS DURING SOARING WINDOW..... BROKEN/OVERCAST OPAQUE MIDDLE
SURFACE WINDS DURING SOARING WINDOW.......... 20 MPH OR LESS
THERMAL SOARING OUTLOOK TOMORROW............. FAIR

REMARKS...
SUNRISE/SUNSET.................... 06:04:46 / 20:44:04 MDT


 * * UPPER AIR DATA FROM RAWINSONDE OBSERVATION TAKEN ON 05/22/2018 AT 0600 MDT * *

FREEZING LEVEL.................. 12719 FT MSL (8493 FT AGL)
CONVECTIVE CONDENSATION LEVEL... 12680 FT MSL (8454 FT AGL)
LIFTED CONDENSATION LEVEL....... 12123 FT MSL (7898 FT AGL)
LIFTED INDEX AT 18,000 FT MSL... -3.7
K INDEX......................... +21.3

HEIGHT  TEMPERATURE  WIND  WIND SPD  LAPSE RATE  CONVECTIONT  THERMAL  LIFT RATE
FT MSL  DEG C DEG F   DIR   KT  M/S  C/KM F/KFT  DEG C DEG F   INDEX    FPM  M/S
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  5000   14.8  58.6   255    5    3   8.4   4.6   18.5  65.2    -6.9      2  0.0
  6000   13.1  55.6   285    3    2   3.5   1.9   19.5  67.0    -5.6     82  0.4
  7000   11.1  52.0   210    1    1   5.7   3.1   20.1  68.3    -4.6    172  0.9
  8000   10.6  51.1   045    4    2   5.0   2.7   22.5  72.6    -2.1    216  1.1
  9000    8.6  47.5   090    8    4   3.1   1.7   23.4  74.1    -1.2    306  1.6
 10000    7.7  45.9   130    7    4   4.6   2.5   25.3  77.6     0.8      M    M
 12000    1.7  35.1   210    5    3   9.3   5.1   26.0  78.7     1.5      M    M
 14000   -3.8  25.2   165    5    3   9.3   5.1   26.2  79.2     1.7      M    M
 16000   -9.1  15.6   130   14    7   8.7   4.8   26.8  80.3     2.3      M    M
 18000  -13.7   7.3   150   33   17   5.2   2.8   28.2  82.8     3.5      M    M
 20000  -17.2   1.0   150   29   15   7.4   4.1   30.8  87.5     5.7      M    M
 22000  -22.4  -8.3   160   31   16   9.1   5.0   31.6  88.8     6.2      M    M
 24000  -27.4 -17.3   160   27   14   7.9   4.3   32.6  90.6     6.9      M    M
 26000  -30.9 -23.6   145   22   11   6.7   3.6   35.5  95.9     9.1      M    M


 * * * * * * NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODEL FORECAST DATA VALID * * * * * *

           05/22/2018 AT 1200 MDT          |       05/22/2018 AT 1500 MDT
                                           |
K INDEX... +21.0  LI... -3.1               | K INDEX... +25.2  LI... -2.6
CAPE... +758.6  CIN... -24.8               | CAPE... +694.3  CIN... -6.9
                                           |
HEIGHT TEMPERATURE  WND WNDSPD  LAPSE RATE | TEMPERATURE  WND WNDSPD  LAPSE RATE
FT MSL DEG C DEG F  DIR KT M/S  C/KM F/KFT | DEG C DEG F  DIR KT M/S  C/KM F/KFT
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  5000  19.5  67.1  235   5  2   3.1   1.7 |  21.1  70.0  265   7  4   6.0   3.3
  6000  14.9  58.8  225   4  2  10.2   5.6 |  16.0  60.8  270   8  4  10.5   5.8
  7000  12.3  54.1  195   6  3   6.9   3.8 |  13.2  55.8  260   8  4   9.4   5.1
  8000  10.4  50.7  175  10  5   5.7   3.1 |  10.5  50.9  240   7  3   8.2   4.5
  9000   8.0  46.4  165  15  8   7.9   4.3 |   7.9  46.2  210   7  3   6.6   3.6
 10000   5.0  41.0  165  17  9   7.4   4.1 |   5.1  41.2  190   8  4   6.3   3.5
 12000  -0.3  31.5  165  22 11   9.2   5.1 |  -0.2  31.6  170  12  6   9.4   5.1
 14000  -6.0  21.2  165  30 15   7.3   4.0 |  -5.6  21.9  160  15  8   7.4   4.1
 16000 -10.0  14.0  165  35 18   7.0   3.8 |  -9.7  14.5  175  19 10   6.7   3.7
 18000 -13.9   7.0  165  41 21   6.9   3.8 | -13.5   7.7  185  23 12   6.6   3.6
 20000 -18.1  -0.6  160  43 22   7.2   4.0 | -17.6   0.3  180  27 14   7.0   3.8
 22000 -22.4  -8.3  155  42 22   7.3   4.0 | -22.0  -7.6  170  30 15   8.6   4.7
 24000 -26.7 -16.1  150  34 18   7.5   4.1 | -27.1 -16.8  155  34 18   8.6   4.7
 26000 -31.9 -25.4  140  31 16   8.8   4.8 | -32.4 -26.3  145  32 16   8.8   4.8

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THIS PRODUCT IS ISSUED ONCE PER DAY BY APPROXIMATELY 0600 MST/0700 MDT
(1300 UTC). THIS PRODUCT IS NOT CONTINUOUSLY MONITORED NOR UPDATED AFTER
THE INITIAL ISSUANCE.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS BASED ON THE 1200 UTC RAWINSONDE OBSERVATION
AT THE SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND/OR NUMERICAL WEATHER
PREDICTION MODEL DATA REPRESENTATIVE OF THE AIRPORT. THESE DATA MAY NOT BE
REPRESENTATIVE OF OTHER AREAS ALONG THE WASATCH FRONT. ERRONEOUS DATA SUCH AS
THESE SHOULD NOT BE USED.

THE CONTENT AND FORMAT OF THIS REPORT AS WELL AS THE ISSUANCE TIMES ARE SUBJECT
TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.  COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME AND SHOULD
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